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Picking the right images is one of the important tasks when creating or updating a website and needs to be done with careful thought and consideration.

The right images will enhance the user's experience, increase conversions, build your brand and make your site more visually appealing. The wrong images can confuse, annoy or repel your website visitors and this can all happen in as little as 13 milliseconds.

In this insightful post from Copyblogger you can learn more about how important the images you add to your website really are.

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Meet Brett - the New Guy / Developer. Brett is the newest addition to the Mediashaker team and we are very happy to have him! We decided to sit him down and ask him a few questions... 

What is the favourite day of the week and why?
Friday- it's the weekend!

What is your favourite video game?
Halo

what is your favorite thing to do on your day off? 
Snowboarding in winter, going for a drive in the summer.

If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Steak & Eggs

Most commonly asked question on periscope: IS THAT A MAN BUN

Thank you Brett & welcome to Mediashaker! 
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At Mediashaker we spend a lot of time when creating a website thinking about the right colors is use in the design and how they will effect user experience.

Color theory is a science in itself. It may not seem that important at a first glance, but it really is. For example, Performable, a marketing automation company, was able to increase its click through rate by 21% by simply changing its call-to-action button color from green to red!

Today we focus on the color ‪Red‬. It can be associated with love, anger and passion. In good design, red can be a powerful accent color, however it can also be overwhelming if it’s used too much in designs, especially in its purest form.

Red is very versatile, with brighter versions being energetic and darker shades being more powerful.

Pro tip  - use wisely. You don’t want your ‪#‎yeg‬ clients “seeing red”.
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You can't treat social media like your other marketing channels - it requires a different approach.

Don’t just preach at your audience, but engage them, get them involved and always promptly reply to comments. Social media isn’t a soapbox, but a tool for engagement. It’s a two-way street. Do you agree #yeg?
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Thanks to mobile devices, how people are searching on Google has shifted dramatically from even a few short years ago.

More and more, people are looking for things in their vicinity — be it a gym or a mall, a plumber, or a cup of coffee. Google search interest in "near me" has increased 34X since 2011 and nearly doubled since last year. The vast majority come from mobile—80% in the last quarter of 2014

Not only that - 50% of consumers who conduct a local search on their smartphone visit a store within a day, and 18% of those searches lead to a purchase within a day.

Is your website mobile ready? Is your website making it easy for visitors to find information they need when looking on their mobile devices? If not, you are losing sales and potential new clients. 

We can help. Give us a call at 780 702 7545 to learn more.

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Have you seen Google's new logo yet? For the first time in 16 years the search giant have released an brand identity update that’s sleeker, brighter, and for the first time, animated.

With a smoother, sans serif typeface, it’s built to shrink legibly to fit even the smallest screens, which better reflects the fact that Google is not just a place you visit on a desktop computer - it's a huge collection of sites, apps, and services that you visit on PCs, Chromebooks, smartphones, and anywhere you can find a web browser.
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Facebook hit an incredible new milestone last week: More than one billion people logged on to the social network in a single day.

1 in 7 people around the world are now on Facebook and thanks to their advertising platform you can uniquely target the demographic that will bring you more brand awareness and sales.

Give us a call on 780-702-7545 if you would like to learn how we can help.

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Last week Google made some significant changes to the way they are displaying local search engines listings: Instead of the usual 7 pack of listings they have reduced it down to only 3 local listings.

They also made a number of other changes that will greatly impact local businesses who rely on these listings to bring visitors to their sites. Click the link below to learn more.

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Check out the recent redesign we did for Serene Radiance. Now in their sixth successful year of business, Serene Radiance is one of Edmonton’s premier laser centers offering a wide variety of cosmetic and medical services to people looking to transform themselves.

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Here is a recent redesign of Edmonton based Partition System Ltd's website that we did. We came up with a clean, modern look and made it mobile responsive, so it could easily be viewed on phones and tablets at the same time. Learn more on our blog.
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